Microphones

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Microphones

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Shure Beta 58A Vocal Microphone

Shure Beta 58A Vocal Microphone

Paul McCartney can be seen using the Shure Beta 58A. more

Telefunken U47 Microphone

Telefunken U47 Microphone

In the video, Paul is seen recording using the U47 in the minute 0:19. more

Shure SM58

Shure SM58

In this image Sir Paul McCartney performing with a wired Shure SM58 at the 54... more

Needs Improvement Sennheiser MD 421 Dynamic Microphone

Sennheiser MD 421 Dynamic Microphone

Can be seen up close around 0:15, likely used by the other Beatles as well. more

Guitars

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Ampeg Dan Armstrong Plexi Electric Guitar

Ampeg Dan Armstrong Plexi Electric Guitar

Paul can be seen playing his Ampeg Dan Armstrong Plexi Electric Guitar (the o... more

1964 Fender Esquire Sunburst

1964 Fender Esquire Sunburst

Paul McCartney is seen rehearsing with George Harrison, playing this 1964 Fen... more

1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard Left Handed Solid Body

1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard Left Handed Solid Body

"The thing about Les Paul guitars is that they’re beautiful guitars. That’s d... more

Taylor Richie Sambora Signature Model Acoustic Guitar

Taylor Richie Sambora Signature Model Acoustic Gu...

In this performance of FourFiveSeconds with [Rihanna](https://equipboard.com/... more

Amplifiers

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Mesa/Boogie Standard PowerHouse PH 1000 Bass Cabinet

Mesa/Boogie Standard PowerHouse PH 1000 Bass Cabinet

In this photo, Paul can be seen playing in front of two Mesa Boogie Standard ... more

Mesa/Boogie Bass Strategy Eight:88 Bass Head

Mesa/Boogie Bass Strategy Eight:88 Bass Head

In this Image we see Paul's actual mesa boogie tube head. more

Needs Improvement Vox Handwired AC30 Amp Head

Vox Handwired AC30 Amp Head

Paul actually uses custom 100W Vox AC30 head. more

Vox 4x12 BN

Vox 4x12 BN

Paul is seen with 2 of these paired with his custom AC30s at virtually every ... more

Effects Pedals

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Effects pedals

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Needs Review Boss TU-12H Chromatic Tuner

Boss TU-12H Chromatic Tuner

In this youtube video you can see boss tuner on Paul's Ashdown apm more

Needs Improvement vox tone bender germanium fuzz v829

vox tone bender germanium fuzz v829

Lying at Paul's feet, you can see the pedal that he used on Revolver and many... more

Gary Hurst Tonebender

Gary Hurst Tonebender

This is a pin with paul's photo with his bass, amp and pedal.. with the descr... more

Needs Review Mesa/Boogie Flux-Five Overdrive with 5-Band EQ

Mesa/Boogie Flux-Five Overdrive with 5-Band EQ

At 1:00 you can see the Mesa Boogie Flux Five on Paul's pedalboard more

Bass Guitars

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Bass guitars

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Höfner 500/1 Bass

Höfner 500/1 Bass

Acquired in 1963, Paul used this bass instead of his original 500/1. He also ... more

Completely Incorrect Rickenbacker 4001

Rickenbacker 4001

Paul is seen playing the Rickenbacker 4001 in this Wings video. more

Fender Jazz Bass

Fender Jazz Bass

"According to [Walter Everett](http://www.thecanteen.com/mccartney7.html) in ... more

Needs Improvement Yamaha BB 1200S

Yamaha BB 1200S

On this page, there is a photo of McCartney playing a Yamaha BB 1200S. more

Drum Sets

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Drum sets

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Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Drum Set

Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Drum Set

At 0:49 of the clip, you can see Paul McCartney playing a black colored Ludwi... more

Needs Review Washboard

Washboard

At around 26:16 in this video you can see Paul McCartney playing a Washboard. more

Cymbals

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Drumsticks

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Drumsticks

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Snare Drums

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Snare drums

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Pianos

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Pianos

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Yamaha DC6A 6'11" Disklavier Mark III Series Full-Function Conservatory Grand Piano

Yamaha DC6A 6'11" Disklavier Mark III Series Full...

On Paul's [official artist page](http://www.yamaha.com/artists/paulmccartney.... more

Steinway & Sons Grand Piano

Steinway & Sons Grand Piano

Paul McCartney used this piano on his tour through North America. The instrum... more

Paul Mccartney's Psychedelic Painted Knight Piano

Paul Mccartney's Psychedelic Painted Knight Piano

In this clip Paul can be seen using a Psychedelic painted Knight Piano. He h... more

Challen upright pianio

Challen upright pianio

This piano was used by Paul during the filming of the "Hey Jude" promotional ... more

Keyboards and Synthesizers

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Keyboards and synthesizers

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Mellotron MkII

Mellotron MkII

This video is a demonstration by Paul Mccartney, showing the Mellotron, and h... more

John Mustad AB Tubon

John Mustad AB Tubon

McCartney can be seen playing a Tubon in this photo. more

Kurzweil PC2x

Kurzweil PC2x

Before switching back to his old magical piano used in previous tours (Knight... more

Fender Rhodes Mark 1 Stage 73

Fender Rhodes Mark 1 Stage 73

If you know how a Fender Rhodes sounds, you can clearly notice that Paul McCa... more

Software Plugins and VSTs

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Software plugins and vsts

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Audified U73b Compressor

Audified U73b Compressor

In this article,you can read about U73b compressor appearance in Sir PaulL Mc... more

Instruments

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Studio Equipment

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Studio equipment

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Needs Review Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier

Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier

Producer Steve Hoffman has stated his use of the LA-2A for McCartney. > My... more

Needs Review Roland CR-78 Drum Machine

Roland CR-78 Drum Machine

Another photo dating from the 1979 “McCartney II” recording sessions. Roland ... more

ARP Sequencer

ARP Sequencer

Used on the song "Temporary Secretary". It can be seen in the background of t... more

Headphones

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Headphones

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones

Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monito...

Paul is seen using the ATH-M50 while recording in the studio at minute 0:19 i... more

Beyerdynamic DT 150

Beyerdynamic DT 150

Paul McCartney equipment inclouding a pair of DT 150's more

Upright-Basses

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Kay TV-1

Kay TV-1

In the picture you can see Paul McCartney playing Bill Black's upright bass. more

Upright Bass

Upright Bass

In the picture you can see Paul McCartney with an upright bass. more

Cellos

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Blue Jay Way White Beatles Cello

Blue Jay Way White Beatles Cello

In the picture you can see Paul McCartney using the white Cello wich was show... more

Music Accessories

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Needs Review Fishman Matrix Infinity Pickup and Preamp System

Fishman Matrix Infinity Pickup and Preamp System

McCartney is using this pickup/preamp system on his acoustic guitars. This is... more

French Upright Bass Bow

French Upright Bass Bow

In the image you can see Paul McCartney holding a French Upright Bass Bow. more

Needs Review Levy's Leathers Cotton Guitar Strap

Levy's Leathers Cotton Guitar Strap

In this photo we can clearly see Sir Paul using a Levy's leather black cotton... more

Needs Review Höfner H65/50 Leather Strap

Höfner H65/50 Leather Strap

In this image you can see Paul McCartney with a Höfner H65/50 Leather Strap. ... more

World Instruments

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Dixon Mandolin

Dixon Mandolin

On Antony Dixon's [official website](http://www.guitar-maker.com/pages/mando.... more

Needs Review Gibson Ukulele

Gibson Ukulele

In his shows Paul McCartney plays a Gibson Ukulele to honor George Harrison. ... more

Needs Review Hohner Mini Harmonica (Key of C maj)

Hohner Mini Harmonica (Key of C maj)

An image of Paul McCartney playing a Hohner Mini Harmonica from a magazine. more

African Bass Harp

African Bass Harp

At around 31:49 you can see and hear Paul McCartney talking about a strange A... more

Strings

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Needs Review Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings

Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Electric Guit...

Ernie Ball's Instagram page that Paul uses their strings. more

Needs Review Höfner H1133 B Beatle Bass Strings

Höfner H1133 B Beatle Bass Strings

if the above is not viewable, I copied and pasted what the Hofner rep (Nick W... more

Modular Synthesizers

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Needs Review Moog Modular Synthesizer

Moog Modular Synthesizer

Paul playing a moog modular synthesizer during “ram” recording sessions. more

Other Gear

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Pete Cornish Custom Paul McCartney Pedalboard

Pete Cornish Custom Paul McCartney Pedalboard

Paul uses many custom built units by Pete Cornish. You can see the pedalboard... more

Needs Review Dunlop Straplok

Dunlop Straplok

In this photo we can clearly see Sir Paul using blue Dunlop "Straploks". more

Completely Incorrect Rotosound SM55 green

Rotosound SM55 green

In this interview with Paul's guitar tech Keith Smith, we spot the green stri... more

Needs Review Rickenbacker 4001 c64

Rickenbacker 4001 c64

The 4001c64 was McCartney's first Rickenbacker. Sadly it has now been discont... more

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